Posts tagged "premarital sex"

“The Bachelorette” Romance Reject Nick Viall Blogs About Sex In The Fantasy Suite With Andi Dorfman

While "Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman is busy posting pictures of her fiancé Josh Murray on her Instagram, her number two choice Nick Viall is preoccupied with something else. Getting dumped by Andi, yes, but also why she slept with him in the "fantasy suite" (AKA the place on the show where the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

Study: Wedding Traditions Are Changing Sloooowly

Weddings may be full of age-old "rules," but according to a new poll, views on strong-held nuptial traditions are slowly changing. A new Harris Poll surveyed 2,300 Americans this April to find out where they stand on old-school ideas about how heterosexual weddings are supposed to go down. Marriages might be…
By: Claire Hannum / June 6, 2014

The Soapbox: In Praise Of Premarital Sex

There’s a lot that I don’t remember from high school. Algebra. Most of the Italian language. But something my high school health teacher said about premarital sex is still embedded in my mind 10 years on. She said that on our wedding night, when we have sex with our (future) husband or wife, all the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 10, 2013

Indonesia Says No To “Virginity Tests” On Senior High School Girls

Indonesian officials have said "thanks, but no thanks" to a proposal to require female high school seniors undergo what is referred to as "virginity testing," but really means forcing a young woman to prove that she has a hymen. An education official on Sumatra suggested "virginity testing" would discourage premarital sex — apparently because some…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2013

Conservative Wackadoo Advises Society “Shame” And “Punish” People For Pre-Marital Sex

If you're wondering where society went wrong, the uber-conservative, anti-gay Family Research Council has an idea: it was when the Supreme Court overturned a law that banned the sale of birth control to — gasp! — unmarried folks. This week, FRC senior fellow Pat Fagan appeared on the radio show "Washington Watch" to blast premarital sex. "Society…
By: Sarah Gray / March 15, 2013

Bristol Palin’s “Trial Marriage” & Other Sinful Activities Renamed By The Palins

What the rest of us call "cohabitation," or in some circles "living in sin," the Palin family calls a "trial marriage." That's exactly what abstinence-promoter Bristol Palin and her boyfriend, 21-year-old Gino Paoletti, are doing in a home she purchased in Wasilla. "Bristol and Gino are crazy about each other," a source told The National…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2012

Dear Wendy: “Will Having Sex With My Boyfriend Ruin My Marriage?”

It’s time again for “Shortcuts.” For every question, I’ll give my advice in three sentences or less, because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great, being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. Today we discuss whether…
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 10, 2010

Should Pre-Marital Sex Be Encouraged?

Jessica Valenti posed an interesting question over at Feministing this week -- should we be encouraging women (and men) to have pre-marital sex? She argues that yes, we should, writing:"Because, let's face it -- if you're going to commit yourself to someone for (presumably) the rest of your life, it's probably best if…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Warm Hands, Jessica Biel’s Voice, & Dita Von Teese’s Halloween Costume

If you would like to have a good outlook on the world, get a hot drink and hold it in your hands. According to new research, people who held a warm beverage viewed a stranger as having warmer personality traits than when they held an iced coffee. [LiveScience] Jessica Biel is recording song…
By: Catherine Strawn / October 24, 2008